Privacy Policy

This statement sets out how CAP Ireland will treat personal information. We are committed to ensuring your privacy is protected.

You can browse or access our website without providing personal information to us. However, this statement will apply to any personal information you provide to us or authorise us to collect. By providing us with personal information when using our website ( or other services, you authorise us to treat your personal information in accordance with this statement.

You are not required to provide us with any personal information.  However, if you do not do so, we may not be able to provide certain services to you.

Information we might collect

Depending on our relationship with you, we might collect the following types of personal information:

  • Information about your computer and any visits you make to our website (including IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, and number of page views etc.). This information is not connected to you personally.
  • Information on any transactions you make with us e.g., donations or payments.
  • Name, address, phone numbers, email addresses, titles, gender, ethnicity, date of birth and ID documentation e.g., passport or driver’s licence.
  • Feedback that you provide to us.

Sometimes when we ask for contact details, we may include a tick box for you to opt into our regular mailings. If you do not want to receive these, you can leave the box unchecked.

We will usually collect personal information directly from you. However, we may collect your personal information from another person when you ask or allow us to do so.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Use of personal information

We use your personal information to understand your needs and to provide you with our services. We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • For our general operations and our relationship with you, including providing you with products or services that you request.
  • For internal record keeping.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided (provided you have consented to receiving these sorts of communications from us). If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at, or by using the unsubscribe facility in our emails to you.
  • For marketing and communication purposes, and as part of publications published by CAP, where specifically agreed to by you, as part of an interview and/or research. This may also include using stored data relating to you, if consented during the interview and/or research.
  • For any other purpose authorised by you or permitted by law.

Disclosure of personal information

We may share your personal information with:

  • our related companies and organisations, partners, contractors and service providers (including IT services providers), to assist us with our operations; and
  • any other party authorised by you or to whom we are required or authorised to disclose personal information in accordance with the law.